Today during the third quarter financial results call, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the launch date and pricing details for the new Disney+ and Hulu Ad Free Bundle in the United States.
Beginning September 6, 2023, Disney will launch a new ad-free bundled subscription plan with Disney+ and Hulu for $19.99/month, a 37% discount from the standalone plans.
Beginning October 12, 2023, Disney+ Premium (with no ads) will increase 27%, rising from $10.99 to $13.99/month for U.S. customers. Hulu without ads will increase 20%, from $14.99 to $17.99/month. The price for Disney+ and Hulu standalone ad-supported tiers will remain at $7.99/month each, and with the bundle still $9.99/month.
The monthly price of the two Hulu + Live TV packages will also each go up by $7 beginning October 12 (the plan with ads increases to $76.99; the tier with no ads on VOD rises to $89.99).
Additionally, ESPN+ pricing will increase by one dollar, from $9.99 to $10.99/month.
Beginning November 1, 2023, Disney+ ad-supported plans are also expanding internationally to Canada, the U.K. and eight other European countries. The monthly pricing will be $7.99 in Canada, £4.99 in the U.K. and €5.99 in the European markets (France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Norway, Sweden and Denmark). According to Disney, in December 2023, it will increase the subscription prices of Disney+ without ads in those markets.
Here’s the updated pricing across Disney’s streaming portfolio in the U.S.:
|Disney+ (With Ads) Add-On||$2||N/A|
|ESPN+ on Hulu Add-On*||$10.99||N/A|
|UFC PPV (standalone)||$79.99 per event|
|UFC PPV + Annual*||N/A||$134.98|
|Bundles||Duo Premium: Disney+ (No Ads), Hulu (No Ads)**||$19.99||N/A|
|Duo Basic: Disney+ (With Ads), Hulu (With Ads)||$9.99||N/A|
|Trio Premium: Disney+ (No Ads), Hulu (No Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads)*||$24.99||N/A|
|Trio Basic: Disney+ (With Ads), Hulu (With Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads)*||$14.99||N/A|
|Hulu + Live TV||With Ads*||$76.99||N/A|
** Available beginning Sept. 6, 2023